Resides in Columbia, TN with his wife Janette...Has a son and a daughter...Graduated from Columbia Central HS (TN) in 1998...Attended the University of Memphis ... Named to 2001 All-American teams by Baseball America, Baseball Weekly and Collegiate Baseball...Signed by Scott Jaster (Diamondbacks).
His 18 home runs at the All-Star break were the most by a Brave since Chipper Jones and Brian McCann had 18 at the break in 2008. Hit his second career Opening Day home run with a solo shot in the second inning on 4/1, his first homer in an opener since 4/2/07. His longest hitting streak of the season was seven games (5/2-9, .370, 10-for-27, 2 3B, 3 HR, 4 RBI). Hit four home runs at Citi Field (5/24, 5/26, 7/24, 7/25), and now has 10 career homers at Citi Field, the most of any visiting player in the stadium's five-year history. Hit .462 when saddled with a 1-0 count, tallying 12 hits in 26 at-bats with five extra-base hits and 10 RBI. Led the team and ranked fifth in the National League with 77 walks. Was placed on the disabled list from 8/13-28 to undergo corrective eye surgery.
Tied for the NL lead and ranked third in the majors with 94 walks, a new career high...Ranked tied for third in the majors (second in NL) with 44 two-out RBI...Belted his 1,000th career hit with a solo homer (No. 16) on Aug. 28 at SD...On June 5 at MIA, he went 4-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI. His 432-foot home run in the ninthinning was the 200th of his career...Over his last 22 games (after Sept. 6), he batted .299 (23-for-77) with two home runs and 14 RBI...Started at second base (1-for-3, one RBI) for the National League in the All-Star Game in Kansas City. It was his third All-Star appearance and first start.
His 159 games played at second base tied for the Major League lead (Dustin Pedroia, Neil Walker)...Hit a career-best 36 home runs, his previous high was 33 in 2010 with Florida...His home run on 8/22 at Chicago, the 30th of the year, marked his fifth 30-home run season, an MLBrecord for second basemen...Was named National League Player of the Month for August (.340, 10 HR, 21 RBI)...His career-high hitting streak was snapped at 33 games on 8/14. It was the longest in Atlanta-era history(since 1966) and the second-longest in franchise history (Tommy Holmes, 37). Batted .377 (49-for-130)with 15 HR, 32 RBI, .438 OBP and .762 SLG from 7/5-8/13...In 7/22's ninth inning at Cincinnati, hit a go-ahead, two-run pinch-hit home run to extend his hitting streakto 13 games. The home run was also his first-career pinch-hit...His 16 home runs in the seventh inning or later led the Majors...Ranked tied for third in the Majors with seven home runs in "close and late" situations...Tied for the Major League lead with 21 home runs after the All-Star break (Jacoby Ellsbury).
Earned his first Silver Slugger Award as he lead National League second baseman in home runs and RBI...Established career-highs in average (.287), home runs (33) and RBI (105) for the Marlins and ranked fifthin the National League in home runs and RBI, while leading the Club in both categories...Among NL leaders, was tied for seventh in runs (100), tied for eighth in multi-hit games (50) and total bases(299), and ranked 10th in walks (78)...Homered twice on 5/14 vs. NYM, marking his 10th career multi-homer game and had a second multi-homergame on 7/27 at SF. His 11 career multi-home run games tied Mike Lowell for the most in Marlins history...In six games from 5/14-19, five of his eight hits were home runs...Had a career-best 12-game hitting streak from 8/7-20, posting a .444 (20-for-45) average with four homeruns and 13 RBI during the stretch...Posted 30-hit months in both July and August, batting .316 (30-for-95) in July and .319 (30-for-94) inAugust. Fourteen of his 33 home runs came in those two months: July (8) and August (6)...Ranked seventh in the NL with a .308 (94-for-305) road batting average. Hit just .264 (75-for-284) at SunLife Stadium.Uggla's
Finished his fourth Major League season with a .243 average, 27 doubles, one triple, 31 home runsand 90 RBI. Set a career high and led the Marlins with 92 walks, while also leading the club inhome runs...With his home run on September 22 vs. Philadelphia, became the first Marlin in club history torecord 30+ HR in three consecutive seasons. In addition, he became the first player in MajorLeague history to hit 30-or-more home runs in three straight seasons in which he played at least100 games at second base. Ryne Sandberg (1989 and 1990), Alfonso Soriano (2002 and 2003)and Chase Utley (2008 and 2009) are the only other players to do so in two straight seasons. -EliasSports Bureau Homered in three consecutive games from September 9-11, marking the second time on the seasonand fifth time in his career he had homered in three straight...also homered in three straightfrom May 20-21...Became the third Marlin in club history to homer in each end of a double-header on May 20 vs.Arizona. Jorge Cantu was the last Marlin to do so, May 25, 2008 vs. San Francisco. JoshWillingham was the other, July 30, 2006 at Philadelphia. According to home run guru DavidVincent, Uggla is only the fifth player since World War II to homer off the same pitcher in bothgames of a doubleheader. The others: Willie Mays off Vern Law (Sept. 20, 1955), Gus Bell off BobMiller (May 6, 1956), Ron Fairly off Mike Corkins (April 28, 1970) and Travis Fryman off RobertoHernandez (April 13, 1997)...On September 2 vs. Atlanta, became the third player whose primary position was second baseto have four straight seasons with 25+ home runs. The others are Ryne Sandberg (1989 to 1992)and Alfonso Soriano (2002 to 2005). -Elias Sports Bureau Joined the New York Yankees' Joe Gordon (1938-41) as the only two second basemen to hit 20-or-more home runs in each of their first four ML campaigns. He is the first Marlin to accomplishthe feat in his first four ML seasons and the fourth to reach 20+ HR in four consecutive seasons(Preston Wilson, Derrek Lee and Miguel Cabrera)...Since 2006, leads all ML second basemen with 121 home runs. Ranks fifth on the Marlins' all-timehome run list, trailing Gary Sheffield who is fourth with 122...Became the quickest second baseman in Major League history to reach 100 home runs in careergames played (509), besting Alfonso Soriano's record of 536 games as a second baseman...Connected for a season high four hits on July 9 at Arizona...Drew a single-game career-high four walks on August 4 at Washington. Hanley Ramirez was thelast Marlin to record four walks in a game on September 2, 2008 vs. Atlanta...Hit in a season-best nine consecutive games from September 9-17, connecting for four home runs while driving in eight in that span...Batted .385 (5x13) with bases loaded and owns a career average of .380 (19x52) with two home runs and 52 RBI with the bags full.Since 2006, ranks seventh among all active NL players in average with bases loaded (min. 30 at-bats)...On Marlins All-Time lists, ranks fifth in home runs and strikeouts (611), seventh in runs (399), eighth in games played (617), at-bats(2338), doubles (139), RBI (360) and extra base hits (272), ninth in total bases (1128) and 10th in hits (602).
Established career highs with 32 home runs and 92 RBI...his 32home runs was tied for second most on the club (Mike Jacobs)...Since 2006, leads the Majors in home runs by a second baseman,three more than Chase Utley of PHI...Hit 32nd home run of the year in the final game of the regularseason, September 28 at NYM, in final game at Shea Stadium toset a Marlins' record for home runs by a second baseman,breaking the record he set in both of his previous seasons...Went 0x4 with three strikeouts in July 15 All-Star Game...markedhis second career All-Star selection (2006)...Connected for fourth multi-HR game of the season and ninth ofcareer, June 20 in OAK...his nine multi-home run games rankthird most in club history: Mike Lowell had 11, while PrestonWilson had 10...the four multi-home run games matched theclub mark for a single season, following up the accomplishmenthe set last year...Mike Lowell (2004) and Preston Wilson (2001)also had four multi-HR games in the same season...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, his nine career multi-homerun games tied Joe Gordon for most ever by a second basemanover his first three seasons in the Majors...in addition, hishome run on July 30 vaulted him past Joe Gordon (84) for mosthome runs primarily as second baseman through first three seasons...On June 11 vs. PHI, connected for a walk-off grand slam againstTom Gordon...marked the second walk-off GS in franchise history,as Bobby Bonilla hit one on September 16, 1997 vs. COL...washis second grand slam of the season and the third by a Marlinin 2008 (Jacobs)...hit first career GS on May 10 at WSH, off JoelHanrahan...tied for the NL lead with two grand slams...From April 30-June 17, amassed a career-best 41-game errorlessstreak...during the streak he had 194 successfull chances withouta miscue...he bested his previous mark of 33 consecutiveerror-free games from June 30-August 8, 2007...Became the first Marlin in franchise history to hit 12 home runs inany month, as he accomplished the feat in May...GarySheffield previously held the Marlins record for home runs in amonth with 11 in April, 1996...Equaled a career-best with an 11-game hit streak from May 9-21, where he batted .526 (20x38) with six doubles, six home runsand 12 RBI...first 11-game streak came August 3-14, 2006...Posted a .387 (12x31) average with four home runs and 10 RBIin nine games batting out of the sixth position...hit at a .249 clip(95x381) with 70 runs, 24 home runs and 67 RBI in 105 games outof the fifth spot...batted .248 (26x105) with four homers and 12RBI in 26 games battting second...Led the Majors in batting with the bases loaded (min. 15 AB),posting a .524 average (11x21) with two home runs and 25 RBI.
Established career highs with 31 home runs, 49 doubles, 68 walks, 159 games, 632 at bats ... finished among Marlins leaders for games(1st), doubles (1st), runs (2nd), home runs (2nd), hits (3rd), RBI (3rd) and multi-hit games (3rd) ... his 49 doubles were second in theNational League, behind Matt Holliday (50) ... finished tied for fifth in NL with 113 runs ... Led all Major League second basemen with 113 runs, 49 doubles, 31 home runs ... was fourth among the group with 88 RBI ... His 49 doubles marked the second-highest single-season doubles total in club history, behind Miguel Cabrera's 50 doubles in 2006 ...it marked the most doubles by a second baseman since Brian Roberts had 50 doubles with Baltimore in 2004, and the most in theNL since Marcus Giles had 49 doubles with Atlanta in 2003 ... Hit career-high 31 home runs, second on the Marlins behind Miguel Cabrera (34) ... marked the highest single-season home run totalfor a Marlins second baseman, eclipsing the record he set with 27 homers as a rookie in 2006 ... led Marlins with four multi-homergames ... had four two-homer games (five two-homer games for career) ... Hit in eight straight games from May 28-June 4, batting .400 (12x30) with three home runs and eight RBI over that span ... had career-highsix RBI on April 22 vs. Washington, going 3x5 with two home runs ... hit walkoff RBI-double September 20 vs. New York-NL, knockingin Hanley Ramirez in the 10th inning ... Appeared in one game as designated hitter, going 1x4 with RBI on June 18 at Chicago-AL ... marked second time in his career heappeared as designated hitter (2x8, RBI) ... Appeared defensively at second base in 158 games, compiling a .985 fielding percentage (11 errors, 736 total chances) ... finishedtied with Chase Utley and Orlando Hudson for fifth-best fielding percentage among NL second basemen, behind Brandon Phillips(.990) ... finished second among NL second basemen with 402 assists, behind Phillips (433).
Batted .282 with 27 home runs and 90 RBI in 154 games during his All-Star rookie season...finished second among National Leaguerookies in runs (105), home runs (27), RBI (90)...tied for second among NL rookies in triples (7), third in hits (172), fourth in average (.282) and tied for seventh in doubles (26)...voted National League's Outstanding Rookie by Major League Baseball Players, andon his behalf the MLB Players Trust contributed $20,000 to Lexington (KY) Dream Factory in recognition of his honor...finished third invoting for BBWAA's NL Rookie of the Year Award...Established a new Major League record for homers by a rookie second baseman with 27... the previous mark of 24 home runs wasset by Joe Gordon as a rookie second baseman with the Yankees in 1938...Gordon hit 25 HR overall, but only 24 came playing 2B...Hit his 27th home run on October 1 vs. Philadelphia, establishing a new Marlins record for home runs by a rookie, breaking the previous record of 26 home runs by Preston Wilson in 1999...set new club rookie record for RBI by a rookie, eclipsing the previous mark of 79 RBI by Jeff Conine in 1993...previous record for home runs by a Marlins second baseman was six, done by three players...Had career-high five hits on September 11 vs. New York (NL), tying a club record (9th time)...hit in career-high 11 straight games from August 3-14, batting .292 (14x48) with three home runs and six RBI during streak, matching the longest by a Marlin for the season...Named to National League All-Star team, becoming first Rule 5 pick to make All-Star Game in year following draft... he did not seeaction in game... named co-NL Rookie of the Month for June with teammate Josh Johnson...batted .309 (21x68) with 7 home runs, 15 RBI, and a .706 slugging percentage in June...Made Major League debut on April 3 at Houston...recorded first Major League hit with first-inning single off Houston's Andy Pettitte on April 4...went 2x3 on April 13 vs. San Diego with first Major League home run off Dewon Brazelton...had two-homer game with career-high five RBI on June 7 at San Francisco...Went 0x2 with a walk as a pinch-hitter...hit .282 (11x39) with three home runs and seven RBI in 11 Interleague games...went 1x4 in only game as designated hitter, on May 20 at Tampa Bay...Became the fourth National League player in the past 50 years to record 20+ home runs and 75+ RBI in the season of his Major League debut, joining Albert Pujols (37 HR, 130 RBI; 2001), Orlando Cepeda (25 HR, 96 RBI; 1958) and Frank Robinson (38 HR, 83 RBI; 1956)...with teammates Josh Willingham (26 HR) and Mike Jacobs (20 HR), became just the second trio of rookie teammates in the Majors to each hit 20 home runs in a season...the other was Gary Gaetti (25), Kent Hrbek (23), Tom Brunansky (20) with the Twins in 1982...prior to this season's Marlins, no NL team had ever had two or more rookies with 20 HR...it has been done six times in the AL,last by the 1982 Twins...Uggla and Josh Willingham (26 HR) became the second pair of rookie teammates in Major League history to each hit 25+ homers...the other was Al Rosen (37) and Luke Easter (28) of the 1950 Indians...Uggla was one of five rookies on the Marlins to hit 10+ homeruns, with Josh Willingham (26), Mike Jacobs (20 HR), Hanley Ramirez (17), Cody Ross (11)...the only other Major League team withfive rookies with 10+ home runs was the 1958 SF Giants: Orlando Cepeda (25), Willie Kirkland (14), Bob Schmidt (14), Leon Wagner(13), Jim Davenport (12)...Uggla and teammates Miguel Cabrera and Josh Willingham all hit 25+ homers, marking the first time inclub history the Marlins have had three players hit 25 or more home runs...Appeared in 151 games (150 starts) at second base and had a .980 fielding percentage, with 15 errors in 752 total chances.
Spent entire season with Tennessee (AA) in the Diamondbacks organization... batted .297 with 21 home runs and 87 RBIin 135 games... finished second in Southern League with 250 total bases and 57 extra-base hits, third with 148 hits and21 home runs, and fourth with 88 runs and 33 doubles...Had three four-hit games... went 4x4 with solo home run on April 29 at Huntsville... was 4x5 with season-best six RBI on June 1 against West Tenn... had 4x4 with RBI game on June 16 against Carolina... hit in season-high nine straight games from May 15-24... batted 355 (11x31) with home run and seven RBI during streak...Selected to Southern League All-Star team... played for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League, and hit .304 with seven homeruns and 22 RBI in 29 games.
Spent the season between El Paso (AA) and Lancaster (A)... batted .283 with 10 home runs and 68 RBI in 120 gamesbetween the two levels... hit .259 with four home runs and 30 RBI in 83 games with El Paso and .336 with six home runsand 38 RBI in 37 contests with Lancaster... on the year, saw action at third base (53 games), second base (35), leftfield (18), shortstop (8) and first base (6)... recorded a 13-game hit streak from May 27 to June 11, batting .392 (20x51)over that span... had a pair of two-homer games for Lancaster, June 22 at Visalia and July 13 vs. RanchoCucamonga... second of those contests included six RBI.
Batted .290 with 23 home runs and 90 RBI in 134 games with Lancaster... named to the California League All-Starteam after a breakthrough season... he and teammates Kyle Nichols (31) and Jay Garthwaite (22) ranked 1-2-3 inthe league home run race... scored an organization-best 104 runs, the third-highest total in the minors... finished secondin the farm system and third in the organization in both homers and RBI (90)... was the only 20 homers/20 stolenbases player in the organization, as he also swiped 24 bases... collected 269 total bases, sixth among all minor leaguers...named Cal League Player of the Week for May 5-11 (12x25)... had the first multi-homer games of his careeron May 21 vs. Visalia and May 23 at High Desert... smacked a grand slam on July 11 vs. Inland Empire... had a 10-game hit streak from July 16-25 (17x42), including a five-hit, five-RBI contest on July 21 at Rancho Cucamonga.
Split season between Lancaster and South Bend (A)... hit .228 with three homers and 16 RBI in 54 games withLancaster... was on disabled from May 24-31 with a sprained left ankle... transferred to South Bend on June 25 andbatted .199 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 53 games.
Was a Northwest League All-Star with Yakima (A), batting .277 with five home runs and 40 RBI in 72 games... finishedfourth in the league with 21 doubles.